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Manager of Adult Learning Services

Hartford Public Library

About the Position:
Administers the system-wide development and implementation of a technology-rich teaching and learning environment for all aspects of formal and informal public education for adults 17 and older. Works with community and municipal stakeholders to strategically align initiatives, coordinate utilization of grant resources, and streamline and standardize procedures toward the successful transition of adults into the workforce and post-secondary education.  The Manager of Adult Education will report to the Chief Adult Learning Officer.

Salary grade 13 range: $42,320 - $63,480

* Master’s Degree in Education, Library Science, or related field.
* 5 years of experience in an administrative and managerial capacity, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
* Experience managing federal grants.

Responsibilities and Skills:
* Manage daily operations of the Adult Learning Program. Lead a diverse team of employees; responsible for supervising staff and contractors as well as coordinating public-facing services on a day to day basis.
* Manage a portfolio of select projects related to Adult Learning; conduct research and analysis; identify opportunities for streamlining procedures and improving operations processes and maintain project budgets and activity reports.
* Implement projects and oversee execution and roll out of project tasks including: requirement gathering, scoping, creation and management of project plans and schedules; monitoring deliverables and milestones; identifying options to overcome project obstacles; ensure timely grant reporting.
* Broaden the scope of strategic partnerships through networking, focused outreach and participation in stakeholder convening.
* Prospect new funding and resourcing opportunities; as part of a team, write grants to support program development; work with internal and external stakeholders to strategically align initiatives; coordinate utilization of grant resources; and, liaise with evaluators for reporting and assessment.
* Maintains awareness of best practices and emerging technologies; coordinates with IT Department to ensure adequate technology infrastructure to meet goals of technology-enhanced teaching and learning environment.
* Formulates and provides professional development to support library staff and instructors in the delivery of e-Learning resources and devices.
* Collaborates closely with adult learner staff to ensure that students continue to make progress toward their employment and education goals by identifying and documenting student goals, performance measures, and referrals.
* Plans and organizes internal and external meetings and workshops; developing agendas, capturing meeting minutes and follow-up actions items.
* Develops presentations, writes blog posts, reports, white papers and other publications for promotion or dissemination of project activities.
* Participates in relevant policy and planning committees and meetings; represents the adult learning interests of the Library in regional and state meetings, and serves as liaison to other key adult education providers within the state and region.
Other administrative duties in Adult Learning Department as required.

To Apply:
Full job description and application are available on our website.
A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position.

Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre- employment Drug testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness, and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.

Posted 12/9

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Library Outreach and Training Coordinator

Pioneer Library System

The Pioneer Library System has an exciting opportunity for a librarian who wants to make a positive impact on public libraries and the communities they serve.    
The full job posting is available on the System’s website.

About Pioneer Library System:
Pioneer is a state-chartered, cooperative public library system serving 42 small and rural public libraries. The System's mission is to provide and expand library service in Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties through leadership, education, advocacy, and enhanced resource sharing. Headquartered in Canandaigua, NY, the System coordinates a delivery service for resource sharing, administers an open source ILS (Evergreen), and offers a variety of consulting and support services for member libraries.

About the Position:
The Pioneer Library System is seeking an individual who is passionate about library outreach services to support our member libraries as they develop effective strategies for bringing library services to new audiences, including traditionally underserved populations.   The Library Outreach and Training Coordinator is also responsible for planning and implementing a continuing education curriculum that will equip member library directors and staff with the skills they need to meet their libraries’ organizational goals.

Essential Duties:
* Coordinates services to the targeted outreach populations, as identified in New York State Education Law and Commissioner’s regulations
* Identifies system-wide training needs and develops a curriculum to support those needs.
* Plans, presents, and facilitates workshops, user groups, and on-demand consultation services.
* Coordinates support to state correctional facility library staff and county jails.
* Oversees external System communications; plans and implements public relations activities; writes and edits publications and press releases.
* Manages the System’s OverDrive collection (OWWL2go); coordinates purchasing, promotion, and training for the service.
* Supervises Outreach Specialist.

Education and Experience:
* Master's Degree in Library Science;
* Two years of relevant public library experience; and
* Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.

Compensation and Benefits:
* Salary range $48,000-$52,000 depending on experience.
* Benefits include vacation, sick leave, holidays, health insurance, and membership in the New York State Retirement System.
* Many opportunities for continuing education.

To Appy:
Email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references as a PDF to Lauren Moore, Executive Director, Pioneer Library System. Position will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by December 23, 2016.

Posted 12/9

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Research & Development Librarian

Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC)

About the Position:
CLRC seeks candidates for the position of Research & Development Librarian.
This is a full time, non-exempt position based on a 37.5 hour work week.

The Research & Development Librarian oversees the continuing education and training program for the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC), including planning, communication, publicity, logistical arrangements, implementation, and assessment. He/she maintains the Council’s website and, with the Digital Collections/Special Projects Librarian, provides basic technological support for Council activities. He or she will help to carry out the mission of CLRC, encouraging innovation within CLRC and in its member libraries by sharing technological expertise and fostering collaboration and communication. The full job description can be viewed here.

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume and at least three professional references to Review of applications will begin Monday, January 23.

Any questions may be directed to Debby Emerson, CLRC Executive Director, at or 315-446-5446.

Posted 12/9

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Community Library Manager/Assistant Community Library Manager

Queens Library

About the Position & Queens Library:
Queens Library, is offering opportunities to work for one of the most dynamic and diverse urban libraries in the world. We are seeking highly-engaged, creative, customer service driven Library professionals who are eager for an opportunity to enrich lives in one of our 65 service locations. Queens Library is a renowned leader in providing innovative library and educational services, developing new technology applications and fostering community engagement.

Major Duties:
* The Community Library Manager and Assistant Manager, have overall responsibility for the leadership of staff, including the timely and objective feedback of performance and fostering the staff development/learning.
* Provides exceptional public service to all age levels.
* Direct supervisor of the Customer Service Supervisor and Librarians.
* The Community Library Manager, manages the library including materials selection, programming, physical maintenance, reports, etc. (Handled by the Assistant Manager in the Managers absence).
* Prepares reports and statistics.
* Performs other duties as required.
* Schedule will include some Saturdays and evenings.

Key Competencies:
* Leadership, initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service.

* ALA accredited Master’s degree.
* Eligibility for New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate.
* A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the management of full-time librarian staff.
* Two years of post-MLS experience is required.
* A minimum of one year of librarian experience.
* Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures.

What we offer:
Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more. Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful. Find out more at
Annual salaries start between $54,970 to $62,365 (DOE).

To Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.
Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 11/30

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Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian

The University at Buffalo Libraries

The University at Buffalo:
The University at Buffalo (UB) joined the public State University of New York in 1962 and has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive university in the SUNY system. Widely regarded as SUNY’s flagship and its primary center for professional education and training, the University at Buffalo was also the first of the two public universities in the state to earn membership in the pre-eminent Association of American Universities, one of only 59 research-intensive universities in the United States to hold that distinction. Located on an international border, the University at Buffalo is truly a global community of scholars, ranking first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international.
The Buffalo-Niagara region is the state’s second largest major metropolitan area, exceeded only by New York City. The region includes a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct personality, yet commonly characterized by a distinctly neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.

About the Position:
The University at Buffalo Libraries seek applicants for the position of Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) in the Law Library. This is a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment. The Charles B. Sears Law Library has a collection of close to 545,000 volumes and volume equivalents and serves the research needs of the University at Buffalo School of Law, the University community, surrounding colleges, the local bar and bench, and the general public. The School of Law, with approximately 450 JD and LLM students and 50 full-time faculty members, has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship.
The Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian tracks, collects and promotes law faculty scholarship, participates in tasks associated with determining scholarly impact, and provides services that support faculty scholarship endeavors. The incumbent serves as the primary advocate for support of sustainable scholarly communication presented and preserved in the Law School’s Digital Commons Repository. S/he develops and leads scholarly support programs for law faculty, creates strategies that will keep faculty informed of trends that increase the likelihood of placing their works in prestigious and highly visible publications, and serves as a liaison to faculty regarding copyright.
The Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian provides expert reference services in all areas of law and interdisciplinary subjects as part of the reference services team, including a rotation of evening and weekend hours. S/he participates in the Law Library’s faculty liaison program and serves as the library liaison to the Law School’s law reviews and law journals. The incumbent may teach legal research in the Legal Analysis, Writing & Research program and as a guest lecturer in other Law School courses. The Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian participates in library and university committees, task forces, special projects and initiatives as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited Law School (or equivalent). A Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited institution (or equivalent). Both degrees must be completed by the start of employment.
* Sound knowledge of legal systems and legal bibliography, and strong legal research skills are required.
* Experience working in a law library (at a minimum, experience gained through internships or volunteer work in a law library).
* Evidence of professional scholarly interest, and potential to meet the University Libraries’ promotion and tenure requirements.
* Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a collegial environment.
* Must be able to work evenings and weekends on a rotating basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Knowledge of the current trends in scholarly communication, copyright, and emerging information technologies.
* Knowledge of the methods and practices surrounding the economics of the scholarly publishing industry.
* Experience using technology to support service innovation and/or productivity enhancements.
* Teaching experience.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Library faculty are members of United University Professions (UUP) and receive generous benefits including health care and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, 15-21 days of vacation per year, 15-21 days of paid sick leave per year, paid holidays, and several choices of retirement plans including TIAA/CREF.

To Apply:
To submit an application, please visit our website and search for posting number 1600898. Interested candidates should upload a CV and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references (including email addresses). The Search Committee Chair may contact you and ask for a statement of research and service interests. Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries. Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to Terry McCormack, Search Committee Chair.

The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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Coordinator of Collection Strategies

River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

About the University and the Library
The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of more than three million volumes and more than 44,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is in the process of implementing the fourth year of a five-year transformational strategic plan. This provides a unique opportunity for incumbents to implement the strategies to achieve the Libraries vision of becoming a collaborative hub of innovation in support of the Schools we support. For more information on the University and the Libraries, please consult our website:
The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nation's leading private universities with just over 5,600 undergraduate and over 4,600 full and part-time graduate students on the River Campus.  Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum.
Among the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country, Greater Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most livable communities in the nation.  Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes, Rochester offers its 1.1 million residents the amenities of a metropolitan area with a quality of life not available in many urban regions.
Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country.  Several high schools in the metropolitan area have been consistently listed by Newsweek as among the best in the country.  The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons.  In addition to hosting past PGA and Ryder cup tournaments and the LPGA tour, Rochester is also home to top-level minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams.
For more information about living in Rochester, see Rochester Made for Living

About the Position:
The Coordinator of Collection Strategies is a senior position that provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the development and management of the River Campus Libraries’ (RCL) collections within the evolving environment of scholarly communication. S/he ensures the most effective use of the River Campus Libraries’ materials budget to support the teaching and research mission of the University, and provides effective and consistent communications with campus constituencies regarding the library’s strategies and programs for collection development and management. Working within a collaborative and service-oriented environment, s/he sets standards and oversees training for collections-related functions for librarians within the context of their overall responsibilities, implementing plans, policies, procedures, and strategies as part of an effective collection development and management operation. The Coordinator collaborates with Acquisitions staff, with the RCL Strategic Leadership Team, and with library financial and IT staff to ensure appropriate budget forecasting and planning. S/he works closely with members of RCL’s Strategic Leadership Team to ensure that RCL’s collection strategies support future modes of scholarly communication (including open access), working with the Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Research, and Digital Scholarship to develop strategies to support new models of scholarly publishing both locally and in the broader sphere of higher education and with the Assistant Dean, Academic Engagement to coordinate and engage with outreach librarian activities pertaining to collections and scholarly communications. The incumbent will report directly to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resource Management.

Salary and Benefits:
Rank and competitive salary are commensurate with education and experience.  The University of Rochester offers comprehensive benefits; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF. Twenty-five days paid vacation and seven calendar holiday as well as tuition benefits.

Areas of Responsibility:
30% - Leadership: Provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the development and management of River Campus Libraries’ collections within the evolving environment of scholarly communication                  
* Develops and communicates policies and strategies to lead the River Campus Libraries’ collection development and management program, which includes purchasing/licensing of resources, review and management of existing print and electronic collections, overseeing shared collection agreements (retention, etc.), and supporting emerging open access opportunities
* Applies knowledge of and data about the university’s curricula and research to build collections that support the teaching, research and strategic priorities of the university community
* Oversees annual review of material funds allocation using data-driven processes in consultation with the RCL Strategic Leadership Team, Head of Acquisitions, and collections librarians
* Works closely with the Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Research, and Digital Scholarship to develop strategies to support new models for scholarly communication and publishing that will provide broad access to the work of faculty and students at the university
* Negotiates licenses and contracts for electronic resources on behalf of RCL and other university libraries
* Stays abreast with trends and developments pertaining to collections in research libraries, publishing, and the broader ecosystem of scholarly communications

30% - Coordination: Coordinates and directs the collections-related work of librarians who have responsibilities for collection development and management in support of one or more academic disciplines. Provides training and support for collections librarians in strategically-focused collection development/management principles and processes
* Works with collections librarians to develop and implement well-informed collection development, assessment and management strategies for their assigned disciplines
* Provides guidance for collection librarians in communicating with academic departments about collection-related issues, including open access
* Oversees the purchasing and licensing of large and/or interdisciplinary resources  
* Plans joint purchases with other UR libraries (medical library, music library) and with other institutions as appropriate
* Participates with academic departments and library colleagues in accreditation studies of UR academic departments
* Develops librarians’ competencies in communicating with faculty and others about new models for scholarly communication and publishing, such as open access

30% - Collaboration: Works collaboratively with others within RCL, across the University, and within the broader higher education community, to advance strategic priorities. Works closely with the Head of Acquisitions to provide oversight and management for the RCL materials budget, which includes collection-related endowments and special funds as well as allocated funds Conducts assessments and evaluations of budget expenditures; prepares regular budget projections and reports
* Collaborates with library data analysts to develop, compile, and disseminate analytical reports to enable data-driven assessment and evidence-based decision-making about RCL collections
* Collaborates with Stacks Supervisor to initiate relocations of physical collections within River Campus Libraries locations and the library Annex
* Participates in consortial activities engaged with negotiating shared licenses, creating and expanding access to shared collections, and with investigating sustainable shared-print collections (e.g. EAST)
* Collaborates with vendors and Head of Acquisitions to ensure the effectiveness of automated selection programs

10% - Miscellaneous Duties: Maintains currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
* Participates in and contributes towards RCL and University committees, meetings, and events
* Contributes to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
* Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s Degree in the field of library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution
* Minimum seven years’ experience in an academic library environment, including five years in a leadership role demonstrating increasing responsibility in a research, technology-intensive library or information-intensive environment
* Demonstrated competency in analysis, budgeting and planning, assessment and evaluation of library collections
* Proven evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing
* Demonstrated organizational skills in a broad range of situations
* Strong commitment to building and nurturing positive relationships among users and colleagues with a proven ability to work in a collaborative environment
* Commitment to professional development and service
* Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues for research libraries, emerging practices, standards, and trends relating to collection development and management in an academic or research library environment
* Demonstrated knowledge of trends in scholarly communication, publishing, and research
* Familiarity with e-resource licensing and copyright issues
* Understanding of the interdependence of electronic and traditional resources and the balance between local ownership and external access
* Evidence of ability to develop strategy and lead change across an organization

Desired Qualifications:
* Familiarity with project management skills
* A second advanced degree
* Experience working in a research library

To Apply:
Reference ID: 198482
Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.  Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, address and phone numbers of three references to:  

Kelley Kitrinos, Human Resources Manager
Rush Rhees Library, Box 270055
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY  14627

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

Posted 11/21

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Young Adult Services Programmer - Part Time

Pawling Library

About the Position:
The Pawling Library has an opening for a Part Time Young Adult Services Programmer. We are looking for someone to bring excitement and vision to the Pawling Free Library’s YA program, with a willingness to reach out to middle-schoolers and teens through social media and school collaborations and other relevant, community minded approaches. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly and ability to connect to teenagers.

Position: Part-Time: 30 hours per week
Pay: $12 – 18/hr, depending on experience
Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

* Coordinating and planning interesting, educational, entertaining programs and presentations for middle-schoolers and teens.
* Consulting with and advising the Director on YA/collection development.
* YA/Teen reader’s advisory.
* Technology, gaming.
* Maintaining YA/Teen program budget line.
* Management of teen volunteers.

Circulation desk coverage and some evenings and weekends will be required.

Minimum Requirements:
* Familiarity with teen trends in technology and social media
* Interest in current reading, viewing and listening interests of adolescents and teens.
* A large degree of comfort with technology.
* Ability to provide reference service and/or guide teens toward materials in print and electronic resources.
* Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.

To Apply:
Interested individuals should apply on the Pawling Library website.

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Librarian I, Youth Services Department, Part-Time

Castleton Public Library

About the Position:
The Castleton Public Library is currently seeking applications for a part-time Librarian I for our Youth Services Department. 

Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission Official Job Specifications

Distinguishing Features of the Class:
The work involves responsibility for entry level professional librarian duties.  Employees in this class are expected to learn the specific applications of professional training by the performance of cuties under the supervision of professional librarians in higher level positions.  Instructions may be issued at the beginning of each new assignment.  Employees in this class are assigned work progressively ore difficult as their experience in the field broadens.  Supervision is exercised over clerical personnel in particular tasks.  Performs related work as required.

Examples of Work: (Illustrative only)
* Provides advisory and guidance services to library users;
* Performs original cataloging and classification techniques;
* Answers reference questions for library staff and users;
* Instructs public on the proper use of library resources;
* Performs library work in collection development, including acquisitions, evaluation and selection, discarding, weeding and withdrawal of books and non-book materials;
* Performs on line computer searches of databases;
* Provides training and conduct of on-line searching to users;
* Compiles bibliographies;
* Conducts tours, book talks, multi-media programs, story and picture book hours;
* Serves as a liaison for activities with community groups or other libraries;
* Prepares statistical and/or narrative reports, memorandum and correspondence;
* Supervises the work of and provides direction and guidance to clerical, paraprofessional and volunteer personnel;
* Schedules the work of library personnel;
* Assists with administering public relations programs;
* Keeps informed of professional developments.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; good knowledge of on-line database systems; good knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources; working knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; ability to read and comprehend written materials; ability to carry out assignments; ability to  work independently; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; ability to get along with patrons; ability to comprehend user’s needs quickly and accurately; ability to perform close detail calculations involving basic arithmetic functions; accuracy; skill in the performance of technical library tasks; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.

Special Requirements for Acceptance of Applications:  
Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.

Position Description Specific to Youth Services Department at Castleton Public Library

About the Position:
The Librarian I, Youth Services Department, is responsible for the direction and management of children’s and young adults’ library services under the direction of the Library Director.  She/he works within general library policy to establish procedures and methods to promote library services for youth and to optimize its use by them. 
The Librarian supplements her/his education by attending pertinent workshops and courses which will provide professional growth and increased knowledge in the field of librarianship.  The Librarian for Youth Services reports to the Director of the Library, shares in developing general library goals and objectives and makes a monthly report to the Director regarding the on-going operations of youth services.

Work Schedule: Part-time position (20 hours per week), primarily weekday afternoons/evenings and Saturdays.
Salary: $15.26 per hour

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Promotes early literacy development.
* Creates and presents programs for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and young adults which promote various aspects of the collection and draw young people into the library.
* Promotes all aspects of youth services by using such promotional avenues as, social media, community bulletin boards, newsletters, eNewsletters.
* Analyzes the existing youth collection on a continual basis, making purchases for its continued development and oversees the withdrawal of those materials which are out-of -date, in disrepair or have otherwise outlived their usefulness to the collection.
* Increases accessibility of the youth collection through compiling booklists and bibliographies, using displays and other promotional activities.
* Provides readers’ advisory and patron guidance so that library users are able to make optimum use of the collection.
* Ensures that the children’s and young adult’s areas are organized in such a way as to create a physical and psychological environment that encourages use of the collection, including educational and entertainment activities for both areas.
* Trains and supervises work/study students and teen volunteers.  Actively recruits volunteers.
* Targets potential sources of additional revenue for the funding of special library programs for young people.  Includes the writing of grants and the administration of such from the application process, disbursement, and evaluation.
* Visits schools and day care centers in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson and the Town of Schodack to promote library services through book talks, storytelling, and readings.
* Serves as librarian-in-charge in the absence of the Library Director.
* Performs other library-related tasks as assigned.

Minimum qualifications: Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.
Preferred qualifications: Experience in an automated library environment, office software, social media and office equipment.

Physical Requirements:
Duties may require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving lightweight materials or equipment.  Position requires walking or standing approximately half of the time. 

To Apply:
Applications are due by December 2, 2016. Applicants can email their cover letter, resume, and contact information for three reference or mail application documents to:

Castleton Public Library
Attn: Melissa Tacke, Library Director
85 South Main Street
Castleton, NY 12033

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Library Director

Wadsworth Library

About Wadsworth Library:
The Wadsworth Library serves the community of Geneseo and is located near the scenic and historic Letchworth State Park. From its quaint Victorian Main Street of bustling shops and restaurants to the campus of the State University of New York at Geneseo, the Village of Geneseo is a dynamic and exciting place to live, work and play. The Towns of Geneseo and Groveland provide a balance of rural charm and suburban convenience. This is a diverse community with a proud past and a bright future.

About the Position:
The Board of Trustees of the Wadsworth Library (Geneseo, NY) seeks a passionate, forward-thinking director to lead the library through an exciting renovation project and into a bright future. The successful candidate will be strongly motivated and will possess proven leadership and supervisory skills, as well as strong library experience.  Additional information about the library and the position are available here.

Salary and Benefits:
Position: Full-Time: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $48,000-$55,000, depending on experience
Benefits: 4 weeks of vacation days; 10 sick days; New York State Retirement

Working Environment:
The Wadsworth Library is a vital community resource serving approximately 11,500 local residents. The residents of the Geneseo Central School District provide stable financial support for library operations. The Wadsworth Library is a proud member of the Pioneer Library System.
The staff is friendly, skillful and supportive. The enthusiastic efforts of volunteers actively contribute to the library’s vibrancy, and a supportive Board of Trustees works cooperatively to deliver programs and services that reflect the needs and values of the community.
The beautiful 11,000 square foot Wadsworth Library facility opened in 1867 and contains a new elevator leading down to the spacious community room where meetings and events are regularly held. A vibrant children’s program is offered and events are varied and well-attended. The library collection includes over 28,000 materials with an annual circulation of over 84,000 items. The library also houses a significant local history collection.

Essential Duties:
* Manage the library's $455,000 budget
* Secure sustainable funding through voter-directed levy, grants, and donations
* Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of library services in relation to the needs of the community
* Supervise the direction and training of a staff of 10 and robust volunteer program
* Represent the Wadsworth Library before governmental agencies, community groups, the Library Friends and professional organizations
* Supervise the maintenance of the library facility and future construction projects
* Work with the Board of Trustees and maintain a cooperative working relationship
* Keep informed of professional developments through attendance and participation in professional organizations, meetings, workshops, and continuing education courses and activity in the Pioneer Library System
* Provide leadership in future planning, developing and expanding service to meet the needs of the community

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s Degree in librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association and or recognized by the New York State Education Department; and 5 years of satisfactory professional experience (not necessarily library experience), including 2 years in a supervisory capacity.

Civil Service Requirements:
The successful candidate will be hired on a provisional basis until they pass the Civil Service Training and Experience exam entitled Library Director I as one of the top three scorers.  The successful candidate will serve a one year probationary period, after which employment may be offered by mutual agreement between the Board of Trustees of Wadsworth Library and the probationary Director.

To Apply:
Interested individuals meeting the qualifications should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to the Wadsworth Library Search Committee by Monday, November 21, 2016.

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Program & Advocacy Consultant

Southern Tier Library System

About Southern Tier Library System:
Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of Program & Advocacy Consultant. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for 21st century library practices, and a passion for providing meaningful services to 48 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment.

General Statement of Duties:

This is a level 4 full time team member position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Professional Development & Outreach. The Program & Advocacy Consultant provides support to member libraries relative to all aspects and approaches of library operations specific to library directorship, adult services and agency partnerships. Areas of specialization might include: community engagement, relationship building, innovative and accessible library spaces, trending services, leadership & marketing.

The essential functions of the Program & Advocacy Consultant are:

Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Always learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices and specifically library directorship, adult services and agency partnerships.

Programming: Works to educate, encourage and support member library directors and staff to lead at high levels of efficiency, which results in local library services that enhance overall community engagement through adult services and agency partnerships. Focuses on utilizing tools, resources and knowledge that align with best practices to help libraries and their staff exceed standards through training opportunities. Employs trending and innovative ways within the field. Benchmarks international, national and state practices.

Marketing: Responsible for overall library system marketing to member libraries and library system communities to make visible organization’s objectives and mission. Communication platforms and activities include social media, newsletters, blogs, email, press releases, website content, and all other outlet forms. Strives to make library system services well known to member libraries and their communities to bring regional awareness to public libraries. 

Advocacy: Leads library system advocacy programs at local and state levels. Brings visibility to the successful work of public libraries throughout the region by building relationships with media outlets and elected officials. Coordinates meetings with local and state representatives to discuss the importance of supporting and funding libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of proven successful public library experience; or
* Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school
* Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.
* Valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:
* Knowledge of NY State Education laws pertaining to Public and Association Libraries.
* Demonstrated ability to build partnerships with public agencies.
* Prior experience working in fast-paced customer-focused type organization.
* Professionalism and commitment to the field of library science and information.
* Active participation in State-level initiatives and Associations.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary range is $50,000 – $55,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and is commensurate with experience. New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.

To Apply:
Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to (Attn: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director). Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, December 30th, 2016, but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Interviewing begins late January. Preferred start date is April 2017.

Documents should be sent as pdf. Attachments. Subject line should read: “Program & Advocacy Consultant Search – Southern Tier Library System . Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email.

For more information about this position, Southern Tier Library System and our quality of living… visit us online.

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Web Developer/Designer

The University at Albany Libraries

About the University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

About the Position:
The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek a service-oriented, creative, collaborative individual to serve as Web Developer/Designer. The successful candidate will have daily responsibility for organizing, maintaining, updating and improving the Libraries' public websites and staff intranet; integrating a variety of disparate web services and resources seamlessly; creating documentation and providing training to library faculty and staff; and working closely with individuals and groups who contribute to the sites. Duties may also include work on administrative and/or database applications. The Web Developer/Designer reports to the Head of Library Systems.

* Manage and develop responsive Internet and intranet web and mobile web applications and APIs using modern web technologies including Drupal
* Integrate 3rd party library technologies (ILLiad, Aleph, EZproxy, etc.) with the Libraries' website
* Create documentation and enforce best practices and standards to ensure consistency across the Libraries' web presence
* Provide training to faculty and staff on how to use specific library web applications and programs
* Ensure optimal web interface design and web server performance, including monitoring and responding to availability, performance, and security issues
* Work with stakeholders of varying levels of knowledge and experience to develop, deploy, and maintain library digital assets
* Serve as a backup to the Integrated Library System & Electronic Access Manager for Aleph systems tasks, report generation, and support
* Serve as a backup to the Database Designer/Developer for MySQL systems tasks, report generation, and support of administrative and database applications
* Expected to serve on library or university committees in service to the campus and library community
* Maintain a positive attitude throughout the workplace by being cooperative, courteous, and supportive toward all colleagues        

To Apply:
For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions, please click here. Apply by December 14, 2016.

 The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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Library Manager

D. R. Evarts Library

About the Position:
The D. R. Evarts Library Board of Trustees seeks a full time Library Manager, who is an exceptional leader and who demonstrates commitment to the public library’s excellent service to the local community. With a dedicated staff of part time employees, volunteers, and an active Friends group, the D. R. Evarts Library serves about 3,400 residents of Athens, NY. D. R. Evarts Library is part of the Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS). Athens is located 27 miles south of Albany. Additional information may be found on our website.

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits
Hours: 30 hours per week on a flexible schedule

The ideal candidate will have the skills and experience to plan and implement new services and programs, and inspire community support. The Manager reports to the Board of Trustees. Primary responsibilities of this position include:
* Design, coordinate and execute library programs for a diverse patron base, taking into account regularly solicited feedback from the community.
* Partner with community members and organizations to offer expanded services and coordinate advocacy efforts.
* Research opportunities for additional funding and write grants.
* Administrative duties including outreach, personnel, budgeting, collection development, social media, facilities management, and information services in accordance with policies developed by the Board of Trustees.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, schools, businesses, municipal entities, and community groups in the area.
* Advise and work with the Board on library matters and keep it informed of relevant issues.

Required Qualifications:
Minimum of 2 years of college (60 credits)

Preferred Qualifications:
* A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
* A minimum of one year Library experience including internships
* Experience and/or knowledge of library-driven technology services

To Apply:
Open until filled. Qualified, interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the search committee at

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Part-Time Librarian I / Librarian Trainee

Sachem Public Library

About the Position:
Sachem Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, creative and service-oriented teen librarian with strong interpersonal skills to join our Teen Services Department.

Job Duties:
* Enjoy interacting with teens.
* Assist teens with homework and research needs.
* Ability to manage teens in a large group setting.
* Possess a strong interest and knowledge of teen literature for readers’ advisory.
* Proficiency in utilizing current technologies for our maker Studio.
* Plan, organize and facilitate programs utilizing current trends.
* Possess excellent communication and organizational skills for working collaboratively on library events.
* Promotion and demonstration of library services through community outreach.

* MLS degree from an ALA accredited school for a Librarian I or actively enrolled in an accredited MLS program with at least 12 credits for a Librarian Trainee.
* Minimum of two evenings 5-9pm per week. Friday evenings are required.
* Saturdays and Sundays are in rotation. Availability for a minimum of two Saturdays per month is required.
* Flexibility to work mornings and afternoons a plus.

To Apply:
To be considered for this position, please send, email or fax your resume by Monday, November 21, 2016:

Laura Panter, Head of Teen Services
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, New York 11741
Fax: (631) 588-3475

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Education Librarian

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

About the Position:
The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Education Librarian.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Provides library services to TCNJ students and faculty, particularly in the School of Education and the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Services include user education, subject-specialized and general reference, and collection development and management of education-related library resources. Engages in scholarly and service activities expected of tenure-track librarians. Reports to the Dean of the Library.

Required: ALA-accredited master's degree and a broad knowledge of education and curriculum resources. Educational background and/or experience in a relevant discipline. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation.

Preferred: Significant experience using education and curriculum resources. Collection development, reference and instruction experience in an academic setting. Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies. Work experience in pre-K-12 settings. Experience working with graduate or continuing professional students. Additional graduate degree in an appropriate discipline. Record of scholarship and/or service.

For the full position description, click here and select “Academic/Faculty Positions”

To Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter describing how your credentials meet the needs stated in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for at least five professional references to John T. Oliver, Chair, Education Librarian Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by December 12, 2016 in order to ensure full consideration.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The college has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian

Manhattan College

About the Position:
Manhattan College in Riverdale (The Bronx), New York, seeks a Reference and Instruction Librarian. This is a full-time, entry-level administrative position reporting to the Assistant Director of the Library for Reference and Instruction.
The new librarian, one of eight librarians with reference and instruction responsibilities, will lead the Library’s efforts to support the digital humanities. (In this context, “digital humanities” includes the social sciences and the fine arts. It encompasses activities such as collaborative art and writing, data mining, data visualization, digital publishing, geographic information systems, and the development of digital collections of primary source materials.)

* Provide library instruction in support of information literacy and the College’s other core competencies.
* Teach subject-specific information principles and skills.
* Develop instructional materials such as LibGuides, videos, online tutorials, and interactive learning tools.
* Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments; help faculty understand how the Library can help them in their teaching and research.
* Develop and implement services that support the work of faculty and students in the digital humanities; represent the Library on the College-wide Digital Arts and Humanities Committee.
* Participate in the Library’s reference/consultation program.
* Assist with the Library’s peer observation, assessment, and planning efforts.
* Contribute to the discussion and implementation of library policies.
* Help ensure that the goals, priorities, and activities of the Library are fully aligned with those of the College.
* Maintain effective relationships with library patrons; represent the Library to patrons, prospective students, and the broader community.
* Maintain professional knowledge, both generally and with respect to areas of individual expertise.
* Support other reference, instruction, and collection management efforts, as necessary.

Required Qualifications:
* MLIS or foreign equivalent.
* Evidence of teaching ability (group or individual instruction in libraries or other settings).
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Strong analytical skills; good knowledge of spreadsheet software.
* Education or experience related to the digital humanities, or demonstrated interest and commitment to the development of that expertise.
* Commitment to academic librarianship; awareness of major trends and issues in librarianship and education.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Knowledge of software useful in the development of web sites, LibGuides, videos, or interactive learning tools.
* Education or experience related to the digital humanities.
* Experience using digital humanities software such as ArcGIS, ArchivesSpace, CARTO, DSpace, Omeka, Palladio, or Voyant.
* Research experience (e.g., thesis or professional/scholarly publications); demonstrated commitment to professional development and scholarly activity.

To Apply:
To apply for this position, please submit an online application including a resume/c.v. and a cover letter that addresses the position requirements. Be sure to provide evidence of teaching ability as well as evidence of your interest or expertise in the digital humanities.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References may be requested later in the screening process. We anticipate a start date no later than January 2017.

Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V

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Part Time Library Assistant

Newburgh Free Library

About the Position:
A part-time (17.5 hours per week) Library Assistant position is open at the Newburgh Free Library. This position supports the Adult Services Department and is under the supervision of the Adult Programs, Outreach and Marketing Librarian. Position requires some night and weekend hours. 

Job Description:
* Initiates, plans and conducts programs and outreach activities for adult audiences.
* Writes and distributes news releases and content for electronic and print materials.
* Helps design and create promotional materials for various library services and programs.
* Engages community partners, patrons and staff in the promotion of library programs.
* Posts promotional updates to online sources including the library web site and social media.
* Provides general assistance for all department programs and activities.
* Provides general clerical assistance in support of department staff.
* Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Qualities:
* Accuracy and attention to detail.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ease with public speaking.
* Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software, social media and technology skills.
* Working knowledge of software programs such as Illustrator and Indesign is desired.
* Flexible self-starter with an interest in serving diverse populations.
* Enthusiasm for and familiarity with the importance and role of libraries in the community.

* Bachelor’s Degree required.
* Bi-lingual preferred.

To Apply:
Instruction on how to apply is available here or under the "Employment" Tab, Human Resources section of the NECSD website. Applications must be received by the Human Resources Office of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District by November 17 at 4:00p to be considered for the position.

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General Librarian

Queens Library

About the Position & Queens Library:
Queens Library, is offering opportunities to work for one of the most dynamic and diverse urban libraries in the world. We are seeking highly-engaged, creative, customer service driven general librarians who are eager for an opportunity to enrich lives in one of our 65 service locations. Queens Library is a renowned leader in providing innovative library and educational services, developing new technology applications and fostering community engagement.

Major Duties:
* Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community.
* Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services.  
* Publicize, plan and conducts programs.  
Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources.  Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet.
* Recommends and refers customers to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library.
* Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality materials including selecting and ordering materials.
* Monitors the public service floor.
* Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.  
* Assist in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment.
* Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria.  * Maintains reference and circulation materials.
* Performs outreach to community organizations informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Creates opportunities for adults to contribute to the library through venues such as volunteering, social media postings, blogs, book clubs, etc.
* May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the community library web page and social media; supervise hourly rate employees and volunteers; compile bibliographies and /or develop library user guides.  
* Performs other duties as assigned or required.
* Schedule will include some Saturdays and evenings.

Key Competencies:
* Initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service

* Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
* Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously.
* Must be eligible for NYS librarian certification.

Salary: Annual salaries start at $47,075 for entry level librarians and range between $51,224 to $54,970 for senior/experienced librarians depending on experience. 

What we offer: Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more. Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful. Find out more here.

To Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to referencing “General Librarian” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Librarian I, Teen and Outreach Services

Newburgh Free Library

Manage all aspects of collections, services and programs for the teen / YA population (ages 12-18) at the Library. Responsible for coordination, development, and implementation of Library outreach programs and services to patrons of all ages, with an emphasis on teens and emerging adults. Work collaboratively across departments with all staff, particularly Youth and Adult Services staff, to implement outreach programs and services. Position requires reference desk assignments, including a weekly night and Saturday rotation shift. Reports to Head of Youth Services.

Teen Position Duties:
* Initiates, plans and conducts services and programs, including outreach and in-house instruction.
* Develops and maintains promotional and instructional tools for teen audience.
* Oversees collection development and maintenance of YA materials at both Main and Branch Library locations.
* Represents Teen Services within the Library and serves as Teen Services liaison to committees locally, regionally, and at any approved workshops, conferences, seminars or other professional activities.
* Supervises one (1) Student Page

Outreach Position Duties:
* Develops partnerships and collaborates with community groups to identify outreach opportunities.
* Represents Library and makes presentations at community events and meetings.
* Participates in effective marketing of Library's programs and services for all ages.

* Broad and current knowledge of YA literature, materials and resources.
* Familiarity with teen/YA trends, interests, and culture.
* Ability to translate community needs and interests into effective library services and programs.
* Self-starter who is enthusiastic about promoting library to a wider audience.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
* NYS Public Library Certificate.
* Knowledge of current trends in library procedures and practices.
* Proficient knowledge of social media and current information services technology.
* Demonstrated knowledge of youth programming and activities.
* Previous library experience preferred.

To Apply:
Instruction on how to apply is available here or under the "Employment" Tab, Human Resources section of the NECSD website. Applications must be received by the Human Resources Office of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District by November 22 at 4:00p to be considered for the position.

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